Asian Film Festival 18 at Venice
Venice 20 – 23 October 2021 – Ca ‘Foscari Theater in San Marta / Cinema Giorgione
On 20, 22 and 23 October 2021, the Ca ‘Foscari Theater is pleased to host three days of the Asian Film Festival 18 in the spaces of Santa Marta, an event that brings together the best of cinema from Far Eastern countries. After the success of the last edition, the Cineforum Robert Bresson association re-proposes some of the most interesting feature films presented in Rome as well as five great new titles from Hong Kong and China.
The second day of the festival, Thursday 21 October, will instead take place at the Giorgione Cinema, which will host an entire day dedicated to Hong Kong cinema.
The festival, made possible by the Confucius Institute, the Ca ‘Foscari University, the Municipality of Venice, the Veneto Region, the HKETO of Brussels, renews a historical partnership between the Cineforum Robert Bresson and the Confucius Institute, inaugurated a decade does.
Among the titles presented, they range from the intimate drama “Mosaic Portrait“, the story of a girl who suffered violence in a remote village in China, to the intellectual “Grey Fish“, a black and white road movie.
Also from China, the tense psychological thriller “Back to the Wharf“, by the director of “Ash”, and the two painful family portraits, in some ways mirror images, “The Sons of Happiness” and “The Waste Land“. In both, two boys from two poor families are unable to fulfill their dream of love with the girls they love due to the inability to guarantee a peaceful future for their families of origin.
From Vietnam, the remake of “Perfect Strangers”, “Blood Moon Party“, and the most successful ever in the history of Vietnamese cinema, the generational comedy “Dad, I’m Sorry“.
Different sensitivities emerge in the films presented made in Hong Kong.
“I’m Livin It” is the redemption story of a successful manager who has fallen from grace who spends his nights at fast food to find motivation, “Elisa’s Day” is an intense drama focused on two characters both abandoned by their parents, while “From Zero to Hero” tells the true story of So-Wa way, a sprinter who raced in five Paralympics, from 1996 to 2012 with great success.
Closes the “Stoma” program, also based on the true story of filmmaker Julian Lee.
Below is the complete calendar of appointments:
Asian Film Festival
Cineforum “Robert Bresson”
All shows are free admission with access by reservation.